The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Performance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 39 45 37
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.32% 0.25% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.30% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £300 £425 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -11.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

Performance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 260 335 245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 83.07% 82.11% 76.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 209 156
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 15
Median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Cambridge

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Testing in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Cambridge

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in Cambridge

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (25.00%) Groovy
1 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Data Entry
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) Data Entry
1 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Groovy
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft